Stories about LANGUAGES from May, 2018
Ukrainian authorities stage journalist's murder, taking ‘fake news’ to the next level
"The lesson here is to distrust reports from Ukraine."
Swiss brewery sparks protests in Nepal for naming new beer with timur flavor after late king
"People love Late King Birendra. People love beer, too! So how and why does naming a beer “Birendra” offend people and hurt their sentiments?"
‘We'll find you and hang you': Russian bloggers threatened for their efforts at doxxing pro-government Cossacks
"It all started with some attempts at hacking the Telegram bot, and then some pretty real threats started pouring in."
How ‘African’ is Northern Africa?
"Why are Africans from north of the Sahara sometimes not considered definitively 'African'?"
Acquittal of Fiji Times sedition case hailed as victory for press freedom in Oceania
"It has become quite obvious that the government of Fiji has continued to charge people with sedition to suppress freedom of speech and also political dissent."
Protestors in Bosnia and Herzegovina demand justice in two unresolved deaths
The protests demanding justice in the death of 21-year-old David Dragičević have spread throughout Bosnia and its diaspora.
Bangladesh's ‘zero tolerance’ crackdown on drugs is leaving dozens dead
Human rights advocates say security forces are extrajudicially killing those suspected of drug crimes.
In India, 13 people are killed after police open fire on copper plant protesters
"My Constitution...ensures my right to protest. It ensures my right to life,livelihood,safe and healthy environment. #Thoothukkudi exposes the barbaric assault on these rights."
Macedonians manage to joke about a serious naming dispute with Greece
Although most citizens of the Republic of Macedonia consider the naming dispute with Greece a serious matter, some have dealt with it through humor and satire.
Russian anti-corruption activists are jailed for ‘inciting riots’ based on their tweets and retweets
"...here goes another 'organizing a rally by retweet.' Looks like this time they’re just locking up everyone."
Sabika Sheikh, the Pakistani student slain in US school shooting, had wanted to bridge the two countries
"...she said...'I want to learn the American culture and I want America to learn the Pakistan culture and I want us to come together and unite,'" her host mother recalled.
Eight decades later, prejudice between Jordanians and Palestinians persist
While the time living together surely dawns a sense of peace among the two peoples, complete harmony is still not present in certain aspects of life.
Lebanon's historic Anfeh salt marshes threatened by yet another resort
"This is the last clean place where we can take our kids to swim"
While some Iraqis boycott ‘futile’ elections, others vote to shake up parliament
Sairoun’s win demonstrates that Iraqis don't have to vote strictly on ethno-sectarian lines and future politicians will need to do more to impress voters.
Malaysia’s new government urged to implement media reforms
"These are the principles that have now evolved after much pain and argument in most modern democracies and Malaysia would do well to join them."
Tunisian journalists say police union attacks are having a chilling effect on press freedom
Impunity for abuses committed by security forces and police unions "is almost becoming a norm," according to the syndicate of Tunisian journalists.
Making Japan's hot springs more friendly for LGBT folks
"This is the first time I've entered a communal bath in 13 years. It made me so happy!”
Photo essay: Stateless in the former Soviet republic of Georgia
"Citizenship is all I need to heal the scar of not belonging."
Hungary’s regime is exporting instability and propaganda to the Balkans
An investigation by Macedonia's Nova TV has uncovered strong financial and ownership ties between a number of Macedonian right-wing news outlets and associates of Hungary's ruling party.
Was Bangkok Post editor Umesh Pandey fired for mismanagement or political pressure?
"I rather lose my position than to bow my head."
In the fight against pro-Kremlin bots, tech companies are suspending regular users
Tech companies' one-size-fits-all approach to bot-hunting seems to have dragged a number of innocent victims in its nets.